Penn Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program

Pennsylvania Hospital

Pennsylvania Hospital
Pennsylvania Hospital
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Philadelphia, PA 19104
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High-Level Care in a Compassionate Environment

The Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program at Pennsylvania Hospital is committed to helping its patients lose weight and improve their overall health. At the Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program at Pennsylvania Hospital, people suffering from clinically severe (morbid) obesity receive high-level, comprehensive care delivered in a compassionate environment.

Patients enrolled in the Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program at Pennsylvania Hospital benefit from the expertise of the Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery team which is comprised of professionals in surgery, medicine, nursing, psychology, endocrinology, and nutrition. Together, these professionals work to provide each patient with a specialized program that includes surgical weight loss options and a comprehensive, medically supervised weight management program.

The Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program at Pennsylvania Hospital offers:

  • Board-certified surgeons with expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques.
  • A clinical nutrition specialist with American Dietetic Association certification in adult weight management.
  • A certified diabetes educator.
  • A team of endocrinologists specializing in the medical evaluation of severely obese patients.
  • Psychologists with clinical expertise in weight and eating disorders.
  • A board-certified nurse practitioner who provides pre- and post-operative evaluation, assessment and management.
  • Minimally invasive surgical suites.
  • Private hospital rooms with bariatric furniture and equipment.
  • New PET/CT scanner with bariatric imaging capabilities.

Clinical Services

Team and Staff

Affiliation Key

Unless otherwise indicated, all providers listed are employed by or contracted through the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Independent Physician icon Independent: Private practice physician who is not employed by the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) and may or may not have privileges to treat patients at a UPHS hospital.
Sub-specialty network provider icon Sub-Specialty Network: Private practice physician who is affiliated with UPHS, but is not an employee of UPHS and may or may not be on the medical staff of a UPHS hospital.
CHOP Provider icon CHOP: Physician affiliated with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.